The Ontario provincial government is bestowing a belated Christmas gift as of January 1, 2018 which includes some significant changes to the Employment Standards Act.
Whether it is a splendid gift or a lump of coal may depend on your perspective.
QUESTION: I have an employee that has been off ill for over 3.5 years. Unfortunately, there appears to be no prospect of him returning to work in the foreseeable future. Do I have to keep holding his position open for him? If I terminate the relationship do I owe him anything?
Doughnut shop facing "hole" lot of trouble.
After two years of study a report suggesting changes to the Employment Standards Act
of Ontario has been released and it includes 173 recommendations.
Fresh out of high school, at the age of 18, Rebecca landed a job selling cell phones at a small store. Some days she worked alone. Other days the store owner would work with her and occasionally his wife would be there.
Most often when a workplace is being reorganized and a position eliminated, the person filling that role is simply terminated. Sometimes, however, there is a twist.
Question: I worked in a large food processing plant for eight years before I was terminated. As a result of a degenerative back condition, my doctor limited how much weight I could lift at any given time.
QUESTION: For the third time in two years, one of my drivers has been in a fender bender that was his fault. This is significantly affecting my insurance and deductibles. Can I deduct the increased costs from his pay cheque?